Intrinsic Sports
Corporate & Social Team Sports

Accidents & Our Duty of Care

Accidents

At all Intrinsic Sports events, at least one staff member holding a Senior First Aid Certificate or higher qualification will be present.  First aid equipment, including ice packs are on site at all events, and minor injuries will be dealt with as they occur.

Depending on the severity of the injury, and the circumstances in which it has occurred, play will be halted until the injured party has been cared for, and the field of play is clear.

However, participation in organised sporting activities is inherently dangerous and involves an element of personal risk.  While Intrinsic Sports holds third party public liability insurance, we do not hold personal accident insurance to cover injuries occurring as a result of an individual’s regular participation in sport.  All players will be asked to sign a waiver at each game, indemnifying Intrinsic Sports against any and all claims arising or that may arise from participation in the organised sporting events.

Our Duty of Care

Intrinsic Sports’ staff will always seek to ensure that the field of play is safe for all competitors.  This includes inspection of the playing surface; halting games if surfaces become wet or dangerous; and exclusion of particular players that may pose a risk to competitors.  Players may be excluded / sent off if they are:

  • Bleeding, which needs to be controlled and/or covered;
  • Intoxicated.  No player will be allowed to take to the court if, in the opinion of Intrinsic Sports’ staff that player is impaired due to intoxication or drug use.  If, during the course of play, it becomes apparent to Intrinsic Sports’ staff that a player is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, that player will be sent off.
  • Abusive.  Intrinsic Sports’ staff reserves the right to send players off the field of play if abusive language and/or behaviour continues, despite official warning.

Players may not take to the court wearing jewellery, in particular long earrings, rings and watches. For netball, long fingernails must be cut or taped.  If nails are still sharp despite taping, the player will need to wear gloves.  Due to Occupational Health and Safety concerns, Intrinsic Sports cannot supply gloves for individuals to play in; the player must provide their own gloves.

If players have visible piercings, these must be removed if possible.  If it is not possible for such piercings to be removed, they must be taped to the satisfaction of the duty manager at the game, before the player may take to the court.  The duty manager will take into account the possible danger of injury to any players on the court, including the player with the piercing.  If the piercing has been taped, and the immediate risk to other players has been deemed to be eliminated, the player may take to the court with the awareness that they are accepting the risk of possible injury to themselves.  If it is not possible to tape such a piercing that risk to players cannot be eliminated (e.g. sharp edges are present), the player will be excluded from the game.

EYEGLASSES:  For any players that require eyeglasses, please note that only official sports glasses or goggles may be worn on court. Contact lenses are highly recommended.